As reported recently in Lamplight, the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry, a partner of Episcopal Relief & Development, works with migrant and seasonal farmworkers, a group disproportionately affected by disasters. The ministry supported farmworkers with food, water and supplies after Hurricane Dorian this year, Hurricane Florence last year, and Hurricane Matthew in 2016. They recently held a focus group to learn from those who had received assistance in order to refine their trainings and shift the focus of their advocacy work. Read More
Are you prepared?
November began with severe storms that caused flooding, downed trees and power lines, and extensive property damage throughout Vermont. To provide structure and process for restoration following disasters, the Diocese maintains a disaster preparedness plan, which can be found at https://diovermont.org/disaster-preparedness/ and includes contact information for the Diocesan Disaster Preparedness Team.
The Episcopal Asset Map plays an essential role in disaster preparedness by listing the resources local churches can provide in times of need. Make sure your church’s listing is current, or propose changes. Visit the Asset Map.
‘Tis the Season for Cybersecurity
With the holidays come various opportunities for cyber-scrooges to exploit. While users prepare for the festivities, cybercriminals look for opportunities to scam holiday shoppers with various tricks. Read this article by cybersecurity company McAfee for a better understanding of online scams of Christmas past, present, and future.